Queer Theory and Sociology: Locating the Subject and the Self in Sexuality Studies*

  title={Queer Theory and Sociology: Locating the Subject and the Self in Sexuality Studies*},
  author={Adam Isaiah Green},
  journal={Sociological Theory},
  pages={26 - 45}
  • A. Green
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Sociology, Art
  • Sociological Theory
In this paper, I revisit the relationship of queer theory and sociology in order to address some critical issues around conceiving the subject and the self in sexualities research. I suggest that while sociology and queer theory are not reducible to each other, sociology has its own deconstructionist impulse built into pragmatist and symbolic interactionist analyses of identity and subjectivity that is often overlooked by or reinvented through queer theory. But, conversely, queer theory has a… 

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